Thursday, February 19, 2009

Follow Ups

So my husband wanted me to make sure you all knew that he doesn't tell such lame jokes. Here's what happened: One night Bill was messing around with my camera, taking a bunch of pictures of Jasper, trying to get one of him yawning. Instead he got the one you saw, just coming out of a yawn. We were laughing so hard because it looked like he was grinning like an idiot. So we thought it would be funny to make it look like he was laughing at a joke about dogs being stupid. Apparently it wasn't as funny as Bill and I thought it was, although a few of you seemed to appreciate it. Anyway, for the record, my husband tells funny jokes, not dumb ones. (Although he usually brings his jokes home from work that I could never repeat on my blog.)

On a completely unrelated topic, I realized I have never done a follow up of my Writer's Block post. (I know, I know, how have you been sleeping at night?) I was expecting a bunch of silly ideas, but what I got was a bunch of really great advice. Thank you to all who gave it. It meant a lot. Some of you (or maybe none of you) may be interested to know that I am continuing on with my original story, although I am re-writing it so that I don't hate it. I can't let go of this idea, because I think it's pretty good. Hopefully soon I'll feel confident enough to share some of it with you. Special thanks to Cousin Jen, who apparently has made it her goal in life to help me and make my life easier and more wonderful.

Oh, and because all the advice was super good and there were no ridiculous plot suggestions, I won't be picking a favorite. Although Honorable Mention must go to Karen for her "werewolves" comment and Amy for her "soap poisoning." Made me laugh!

So thank you, again, for all your great advice and ideas. The writer's block has been removed and I am plugging away, yet again.

11 comments:

Shayla said...

The first thing Macy asked me when she got in the car yesterday was whether or not I had seen the silly picture of your kitten on your blog yet and how it was soooo funny. :-) No worries Bill, we all know how corny your jokes really are. Awesome news on the writing, glad your keepin' on.

Stacia said...

I know where he gets his jokes you can't repeat! LOL!

Davis Family said...

I was really going to suggest that you write your book about me but I guess I am glad that I didn't considering everyone else gave you good serious advise. Oh well.

Alicia said...

Stacia--Yeah, tell him thanks for me.

Dandee said...

Phew! I'm so happy you are continuing with your original idea. You have me intrigued and I can't wait to give it a read.

meohmyers said...

Where did my comment go? Dumb blogger. I said...

That was a funny cat post. We know Bill is really a funny guy, no worries.

I'm so glad you're sticking with your idea and still writing this one. You were so excited about it! I can't wait to read it either!

Amy said...

Yeah! I'm so excited that you are going to do your original story! I HAVE been wondering what you decided to do (although it has not been affecting my sleep). I'm glad you appreciated my comment. :D

Marilyn said...

I'm glad you're still going forward with your idea, it would probably nag at you forever if you abandoned it. I am confident that you will work it out, I think you have real talent.

And we think Bill is a funny guy for sure, reassure him.

Marilyn said...

Oh, and I so want to be a person who rocks, so I'm gonna go sign up to be a follower of your blog!

Amy J. said...

OK so I soooo didn't make the connection between the DOG joke and Jasper thinking it was great that the dog was stupid...guess who feels stupid now!

JenFielding said...

My goal in life...haha! I just can't not be thrilled to see real talent. I read too much from not-so-talented people everyday, you are a breath of fresh air.